Banking & Finance
NCI Law Group has an extensive experience on advising financial institutions and individuals, be it professionals or not dealing, with all types of transactions dealing with financial instruments, commodities or financing. We have also worked with international banks, other financial institutions, as well as international lenders & borrowers and institutional investors on a variety of banking and financial issues. Our lawyers have developed useful expertise to encounter any related issue and provide both practical and commercial solutions with speed. NCI Law Group often handles inquiries on complicated recovery cases from both local and international financial institutions often involving cross-border, jurisdictional issues.
We assist clients on all aspects of Banking & Finance Law, including the establishment and administration of bank accounts, re-financing, collective investment schemes as well as incorporation and management of Cyprus Investment Firms (CIF) and generally advice on legal issues in relation to Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID). We provide advice on compliance with anti-money laundering legislation and undertake representation of clients for litigation or dispute resolution purposes for the settlement of all kinds of disputes regarding financial markets. The firm is involved in many challenging and complex financial transactions in Cyprus and abroad.
We provide advice to clients in all relevant areas including:
- Acquisition finance
- Corporate finance
- Equity investment
- Financing and management buy-outs
- Letters of Credit and Bank Guarantees
- Recovery of loans
International Criminal / Extradition Law
We represent clients who are facing serious criminal charges or minor criminal offenses. We understand what our clients are going through and work hard to meet their needs through personalized attention and aggressive representation.
Extradition is the process whereby a country transfers a suspected or convicted criminal to another country. This process between countries is usually regulated by treaties. The procedural regulations which are to be followed are usually subjected on the law and regulations of the country requesting the extradition. NCI Law Group has been involved in such procedures and dealt with cases in a wide range of countries.
In the last years extradition has become one of the most important and complicated areas of civil law. Involvement in the proceedings requires an extensive knowledge of the procedure nationally and internationally and assistance with a very short notice. Our Firm offers legal advice through the whole extradition process and our service ensures all relevant procedures are followed and appropriate conditions have been met by the country requesting the extradition.
When an application is submitted to the authorities requesting extradition of an alleged or convicted criminal, this person is arrested after the issuance of a court order and then the extradition procedure to the applicant country begins. Also, European Warrant of Arrest may be issued when a person is found in the jurisdiction of another member state in accordance to EU law. In both cases extradition proceedings are initiated. Our firm undertakes legal representation regarding cases for both situations from the very first stage until the extradition proceedings are over.
Corporate & Commercial Law
Corporate Law has been one of the Firm’s main practices and is highly regarded by several international and domestic clients. NCI Law Group has a wide range of knowledge to deal with any corporate or commercial issue and offer advice on a wide range of corporate and commercial legal matters to our large clientele which includes local small medium-sized enterprises to national and multinational corporations. We personally know our clients and this helps us reach a better understanding on how any related issue may impact on their lives and provide more suitable solutions and advice to optimize their business. As our clients change and reform their operations so do their needs.
We advise our clients on all legal aspects of their operation, including:
- Company formation
- Corporate finance
- Corporate governance
- Corporate management
- Corporate re-organizations, re-construction and optimization of business structure
- Inter-company agreements
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Shareholder agreements
- Redomiciliation services
- Due Diligence
- Joint ventures and cross-border transactions
- Lease, hire-purchase agreements
- Loan, agency and distributorship agreements
- Partnership formation and dissolution
- Corporate finance, management buy-outs
Oil and Gas
NCI Law Group LLC Oil and Gas Industry team provides practical and creative advice to clients throughout the oil and gas value chain. The firm has a diverse team of lawyers based in the major commercial, financial and regulatory centers around Europe, United States and the Middle East.
The firm advises many of the world’s leading oil and gas exploration, development and production companies. The team’s regulatory lawyers have detailed knowledge and expertise with respect to all aspects of the energy value chain and ensure conformity with government and regulatory agencies.
NCI Law Group LLC is committed to the global oil and gas industry and building long term relationships rather than one-off deal opportunities. Advising clients at all stages of oil and gas projects, NCI Law Group LLC works with, and opposite, governments, industry participants, contractors and suppliers, to structure, negotiate and document complex, challenging and novel oil and gas exploration, development and production projects.
Without limitation, the areas in which render our expert legal advice related to the Oil and Gas industry include:
- Oil and Gas Commercial Transactions
- Legal Support and Guidance in relation to Upstream, Midstream and Downstream Procedures
- Hydrocarbons Exploration and Exploitation, Licensing and Regulatory Issues
- Joint Operating Agreements
- International Drilling and Service Contracts
- Natural Gas Sales Agreements
- Natural Gas Pipeline Transportation Agreements
- LNG Project Development
- Stock Purchase Agreements
- Dispute Resolution (Regulatory, Investments, Commercial, Energy Charter)
- Joint Ventures and Partnerships in Upstream, Midstream or Downstream Markets
- Corporate Transactions, Due Diligence and Company Law Compliance
Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate and Competitive Advisory and Compliance
One of the key practices of NCI Law Group is immigration law. We have more than 15 years of experience in this particular field of law since we first started assisting clients as regards immigration matters in 1998. Our team specialized in this field is dedicated in monitoring changes in the law and is up-to-date with the most recent and accurate information. Our firm offers advice and assistance to clients from across the globe. We understand that relocating is a personal and emotional experience therefore our team works for you so as to create a plan tailored to the client’s needs taking into account several issues including the client’s financial status, income tax exposure and asset protection. Immigration law involves an unusually complex set of constantly changing factors, but the right counsel can greatly simplify the process of obtaining a visa, or even citizenship. Applications are often denied because of errors or omissions in the large amount of required paperwork. Whether you want to get a permanent residence in Cyprus or be a holder of a Swiss citizenship we are here to make sure you achieve your goal.
Among others we are dealing with the following immigration issues:
- Representing individuals in litigation procedure against the government at all levels
- Complex immigration cases
- Assistance in acquiring permanent residence
- Professional advice in the field of permits, visas and citizenship
International Trade law entails regulations and customs for handling trade among countries and often parties find themselves in disputes involving labour, capital, trade which have no clear jurisdiction. In addition, in many transactions it is imperative to find a tax efficient mode of performing and fulfilling the purported transaction. NCI Law Group has accumulated experience in key business areas such as trade remedies and WTO regulation. Our lawyers are well-capable on undertaking such difficult situations and find a solution which is both practical and efficient. Further the firm’s structure and network makes it easy to find the best solution and actually implement it ourselves. With a strong belief in globalization and a deep understanding of the world trade system our firm is here to provide high quality solutions to clients interested and participating in the international market.
In addition our services include:
- Customs Import Compliance
- International trade litigation
- Advice on Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
- Compliance with international Anti-Corruption and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
Tax Law is probably the most complex area of law which plays an important role in various transactions including finance, mergers and acquisitions, company establishment and group structuring. The regulations are often wide ranging, unclear and open to different interpretations. NCI Law Group can help clients to be in conformity with such regulation by offering high quality tax advice with main objective to maximize the after-tax income by applying tax-saving strategies. The firm’s team assesses developments and amendments of international taxation legislation to provide solutions based on client’s needs.
During the last two decades there has been a lot of development in this area particularly in relation to double tax treaties and also the effort of governments around the world to tackle the economic crisis they face by increasing the number or rate of taxes. Tax Lawyers of NCI Law Group have extensive knowledge of this complex area of taxation and can provide effective and efficient advice on the selection of the best jurisdiction for tax planning based on the client’s needs. Planning is the key for every organization to reduce legally its tax liability, increase cash flow and control risk.